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  • Jayalalithaa's stay at hospital cost Rs 6 crore, Rs 1.17 crore spent on food, Rs 44.56 lakh still unpaid
    PoliticsJayalalithaa's stay at hospital cost Rs 6 crore, Rs 1.17 crore spent on food, Rs 44.56 lakh still unpaid

    The former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016 after spending 75 days at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Almost two years after her death, a source confirmed that her treatment at the hospital in 2016 cost Rs. 6.85 crore. And, now the bill has gone viral on social media.

    1 year ago
  • Despite AIADMK protests, Tamil film Sarkar gets biggest box-office hit
    Entertainment NewsDespite AIADMK protests, Tamil film Sarkar gets biggest box-office hit

    While Bollywood's big budget film 'Thugs of Hindostan' failed to reach meet viewers expectations, Tamil film Sarkar emerged as big hit this Diwali. The Tamil political action film has done just in this festive season by crossing the Rs 150 crore marks worldwide in less than a week. Despite of trouble faced within the realm of ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu over the depiction of their late leader Jayalalithaa and her welfare schemes, the film made Rs 30 crore in Tamil Nadu on its opening day and around Rs 6.45 crore in Chennai city alone over its first four days.

    1 year ago
  • CBI raids TN Minister, DGP in gutkha scam (Intro Roundup)
    SourcesCBI raids TN Minister, DGP in gutkha scam (Intro Roundup)

    Continuing its probe into the multi-crore gutkha scam, the CBI on Wednesday raided the residences of Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabasker and Director General of Police (DGP) T.K. Rajendran and several others here and in some other cities including Mumbai and Bengaluru.

    1 year ago
  • CBI raids TN Minister, DGP in gutkha scam (Roundup)
    SourcesCBI raids TN Minister, DGP in gutkha scam (Roundup)

    CBI officials from New Delhi on Wednesday searched the residences of several persons including Health and Family Welfare Minister C. Vijayabasker and Director General of Police (DGP) T.K. Rajendran in connection with a multi-crore gutkha scam.

    1 year ago
  • Teach a lesson to saffronizing Modi government: Stalin (Roundup)
    SourcesTeach a lesson to saffronizing Modi government: Stalin (Roundup)

    Moments after his unanimous election as DMK President, M.K. Stalin on Tuesday dispelled notions that his party was leaning towards the BJP by accusing the Modi government of "saffronizing" India and said it should be taught a lesson.

    1 year ago
  • Opposition parties, Shiv Sena pitch for election through ballot papers
    SourcesOpposition parties, Shiv Sena pitch for election through ballot papers

    Several opposition parties and ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Monday pushed for reverting back to ballot paper in place of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and opposed simultaneous elections at a meeting convened by the Election Commission which also saw some parties pitching for state funding of elections.

    1 year ago
  • Should DMK-AIADMK refashion their strategy?
    SourcesShould DMK-AIADMK refashion their strategy?

    As the DMK prepares for life after its late President M. Karunanidhi, questions have cropped up whether the party and AIADMK should refashion their core strategy in the void left by him and his arch rival J. Jayalalithaa.

    1 year ago
  • Will the Dravidian movement be diluted with Karunanidhi's death? (Column: Political Circus)
    SourcesWill the Dravidian movement be diluted with Karunanidhi's death? (Column: Political Circus)

    There is little doubt that in the wake of M. Karunanidhis death, Tamil Nadu will enter an uncertain, even rocky, phase. It may take some time for the sense of disquiet and foreboding to become apparent. There may even be a period of relative calm as Karunanidhis chosen heir, his younger son, M.K. Stalin, assumes charge of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party.

    1 year ago
  • Madras High Court to decide on burial site for Karunanidhi's body
    India NewsMadras High Court to decide on burial site for Karunanidhi's body

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday morning would decide on the DMK's plea against Tamil Nadu's government's decision to deny burial of the party President M. Karunanidhi's body at Marina Beach.

    1 year ago
  • Karunanidhi: A colossus in Dravidian politics (Obituary)
    SourcesKarunanidhi: A colossus in Dravidian politics (Obituary)

    Muthuvel Karunanidhi was one of the last links to the Dravidian movement that ushered in the rise of backward classes in politics and the end of Congress rule in Tamil Nadu five decades ago on the plank of social justice.

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